2018/12/17  
Taiwan’s oldest reactor retired but spent fuel rods left inside (2018/12/06)
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    Taiwan’s oldest reactor retired but spent fuel rods left inside (2018/12/06)

    Today Taiwan permanently shut down the first of its six nuclear reactors. But although the reactor is no longer generating power for the grid, all of its spent fuel rods have been left inside. Officials said the fuel rods will stay in the power plant until a storage facility is approved by the local government. Until then, the formal process of decommissioning the reactor cannot begin.

    The permit for Reactor No. 1 in Nuclear Power Plant No. 1 has expired, but there’s nowhere for its fuel rods to go. A dry cask storage site built in 2013 has not been approved by the New Taipei Government, and so the rods cannot be removed from the plant.

    Hsieh Shou-shing
    Atomic Energy Council minister
    This isn’t a problem that just arose today. That dry cask storage site has been there a long time. The site has been sitting there for a long time.

    According to the Atomic Energy Council minister, the fuel rods are still in the reactor’s core, so its safety systems must be kept running. This means that technically, the reactor is running without a permit. The minister said this was a serious problem that New Taipei could solve simply by approving the dry cask storage site, which he said was safe.

    Hsieh Shou-shing
    Atomic Energy Council minister
    There are nearly 200 dry cask storage sites in the world. From what I understand, 170 of them are outdoors. It’s also that way in Japan.

    New Taipei has refused to authorize the storage site 13 times, citing safety concerns over slope stability, erosion risk, groundwater levels, and other issues.


    中文 Chinese  
    核一1號機成黑戶 原能會主委:安全無虞

    核一廠一號機執照昨天到期,但是燃料棒的儲存方式,引發台電和新北市政府的唇槍舌戰,導致除役工作遲遲不能展開。目前核一廠一號機成為黑戶,今天原能會主委謝曉星到立院報告,強調燃料棒乾式貯存已經從年限40年縮短到20年,安全沒有問題。

    原定要除役的台電核一廠一號機,因為廠址安全和廢料貯存問題,新北市府遲遲未核發水保執照,讓一號機的燃料棒遲遲不能退出,因此延宕除役工作

    [[原能會主委 謝曉星]]
    “不是今天才發生,這事情(一期乾貯場) 已經很久了,擺在那地方很久了。”

    謝曉星表示,燃料棒還在爐心,就視同運轉,執照到期卻還運轉,等於讓一號機變成黑戶,問題很嚴重,原能會也很委屈。

    [[原能會主委 謝曉星]]
    “全世界大概有將近200座的乾式貯存場,我所了解的大概有170幾座是在室外,日本也是這個樣子。”

    台電雖連續送件13次,卻遲遲未對”邊坡穩定度、侵蝕範圍、地下水位高度及微型樁評估”,等四項水保審查會提出的意見做修正,以至於新北市未能核發水保執照。

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